Setting Priorities Puts New Minister in the Hot Seat

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Science  14 Sep 2001:
Vol. 293, Issue 5537, pp. 1983
DOI: 10.1126/science.293.5537.1983

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WASHINGTON, D.C.-- A longtime advocate, minister for science and technology policy Koji Omi helped write Japan's first basic plan for science. Now he has to defend controversial new spending priorities. Science met with him to discuss Japanese science policy while he was here last week.